Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: Numbers (Numbers #1) by Rachel Ward

Title: Numbers
Series: Numbers #1
Author: Rachel Ward
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural , Romance
Published Date: February 1st 2010 by Chicken House/Scholastic Inc. 
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Ever since she was child, Jem has kept a secret: Whenever she meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die. Burdened with such awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. The two plan a trip to the city. But while waiting to ride the Eye ferris wheel, Jem is terrified to see that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. Today's number. Today's date. Terrorists are going to attack London. Jem's world is about to explode!
When I was browsing through the library shelf in the ya section this book caught my eye well actually the cover drew me too the books, and when I read the synopsis I had too check it out. Now I didn't know this was part of a series and I didn't know it had low ratings on Goodreads. And I understand way some readers don't like this book or the series, but I really quite love and enjoy this book that it caught me off guard at first that I really love and enjoyed this book. The plot and concept was really unique and different that I absolutely loved reading the new and refreshing plot take in this book. That I was on my toes while reading this great book. The writing style was flawless and expressive that I can feel all the emotions that Jem and Spider were feeling in Numbers and I just felt terrible for Jem for what she was going through in life. The characters were very well developed and diverse that I was really over joy too see an interracial relationships between Spider and Jem. That I rarely read books that have interracial relationships so yay for Diversity in books! I will most definitely continue on reading the next books of the series after reading that open ending at the end of Numbers. I really want too read Jem son's books next!          
I’m a fortysomething author, currently writing novels for teenagers and young adults (some adults like them too). My first novel, Numbers, was published in January 2009, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and won regional prizes in the UK and Germany including the Angus Book Award, the Oxfordshire Book Award and the Salisbury Schools Book Award. The Chaos, was published in 2010, and the final book in the trilogy, Infinity, in 2011. My fourth book, The Drowning, is published in the UK in May 2013 and in Germany in December 2013.
I live in Bath, UK, with my husband and two children.

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